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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Basically, I've missed my requirements by one grade (I needed AAA but got AAB) and when I called up the uni (because I still didn't get an answer from them) I was told they are considering my application and it may take a week to get back to me! I've called some places via clearing but obviously I need an answer from my firm before I can actually apply. I was just wondering how long clearing places normally last for? As a week seems an awfully long time to keep me waiting...
    They might keep a place for you for a day but no longer than that normally, do you really want to risk waiting for your firm?
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    (Original post by PQ)
    with AAB as a medicine "reject" you'd have no trouble finding a place even after a week. Some universities might not be advertising courses at that point but you could contact them now (explaining the situation and that it might take a week for your firm to decide) and they'll usually be very glad for your call.

    With any other course I'd be telling you to get *****y with them and demand they decide now or reject you.....for medicine I'm afraid your best chance of a place is to wait it out. Keep contacting them regularly (at least daily). Ask for the name and job titles of the people you speak to and keep notes of what they say.
    Alright, thank you! I've just been panicking a lot since I don't want to end up with no uni place if they end up rejecting me. I've got into contact with some uni's and told them my situation so hopefully all goes well.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    They might keep a place for you for a day but no longer than that normally, do you really want to risk waiting for your firm?
    Since it's Medicine, if I were to go through clearing I would have to do it for another course, which is why I'm so reluctant to let it go..
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Alright, thank you! I've just been panicking a lot since I don't want to end up with no uni place if they end up rejecting me. I've got into contact with some uni's and told them my situation so hopefully all goes well.
    If you're dealing with universities that also have medical schools they'll usually be a bit more understanding....but even those without know that they fill up with excellent candidates for life science courses in clearing.

    If you're after something other than bio type degrees then it might be trickier...but basically you've got solid results - even if ucas course search looks like there's nothing left that doesn't stop universities admitting you through clearing. They can open a course temporarily for you to apply (and for someone with AAB then that will happen).
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    (Original post by PQ)
    If you're dealing with universities that also have medical schools they'll usually be a bit more understanding....but even those without know that they fill up with excellent candidates for life science courses in clearing.

    If you're after something other than bio type degrees then it might be trickier...but basically you've got solid results - even if ucas course search looks like there's nothing left that doesn't stop universities admitting you through clearing. They can open a course temporarily for you to apply (and for someone with AAB then that will happen).
    I'm mostly looking for a course in neuroscience if I do end up rejected.
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    Can I still reject a clearing offer if my remark allows me to go to my original firm choice?
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    (Original post by ingeniousrn)
    Can I still reject a clearing offer if my remark allows me to go to my original firm choice?
    If your remark meets your firm offer then your firm choice can ask UCAS to reset your application back to them as CF so they can accept you.

    But you should make sure your firm know you're getting a remark (and are likely to take you if you get marked up - some universities will only offer deferred entry to remark students) AND you should let any clearing university know that there's a chance you could still get nabbed back by your firm choice.
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    How long does it normally take to get released from a university?

    And do I need to tell both my firm and insurance choices to release me into clearing?
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    (Original post by TrayTrayDinh)
    Is dentistry in clearing
    See for yourself http://search.ucas.com/

    (Original post by BenjyWhitlock)
    How long does it normally take to get released from a university?

    And do I need to tell both my firm and insurance choices to release me into clearing?
    If you're unconditional with your firm choice then you only need to ask them (your insurance isn't technically valid once your firm is unconditional).

    It can take a few hours, or a few days. On average you're looking at just over 24 hours but some universities will be quicker and some slower.
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    If you're unconditional with your firm choice then you only need to ask them (your insurance isn't technically valid once your firm is unconditional).

    It can take a few hours, or a few days. On average you're looking at just over 24 hours but some universities will be quicker and some slower.
    I'm in an awkward situation as my firm choice was changed to a different course but my insurance haven't responded yet. I don't want to do the course I was changed to but as my insurance were taking forever I called them up and told them to release me into clearing.

    They will be able to do that right? Because as far as I can tell (I have -[Uni name] has offered you an unconditional place with substantial changes to your original choice.You are now waiting for confirmation from [uni name] (your other university or college. - On my application.), I had a free choice between my changed firm and my insurance, which means my insurance is still valid, right?
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    (Original post by BenjyWhitlock)
    I'm in an awkward situation as my firm choice was changed to a different course but my insurance haven't responded yet. I don't want to do the course I was changed to but as my insurance were taking forever I called them up and told them to release me into clearing.

    They will be able to do that right? Because as far as I can tell (I have -[Uni name] has offered you an unconditional place with substantial changes to your original choice.You are now waiting for confirmation from [uni name] (your other university or college. - On my application.), I had a free choice between my changed firm and my insurance, which means my insurance is still valid, right?
    Your insurance is still valid but they wont be able to place you into clearing until you decline the changed course offer from your firm
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    Holding down the fort all day on this thread, you're brilliant.

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    Hi
    I missed my firm at Warwick by a grade and was rejected. Its now in clearing for the same offer i missed. Its quite a specialised course - so what happens if no one wants the place/s/ Does the requirement go down or do they not fill the course? Ive called but they are adamant they want AAA .
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    (Original post by pooles)
    Hi
    I missed my firm at Warwick by a grade and was rejected. Its now in clearing for the same offer i missed. Its quite a specialised course - so what happens if no one wants the place/s/ Does the requirement go down or do they not fill the course? Ive called but they are adamant they want AAA .
    They might go for not filling the course if they feel an applicant needs AAA to succeed on the course.
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    (Original post by mibz515)
    Hi, I have just received my result I didn't get into my firm which was Leicester. However I was accepted into my insurance Derby with a changed course. Can I apply for clearing too see if I can get into Leicester even though I have a derby offer as I really want to go to my firm.
    What courses you looking at?
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    *AMAs are more appropriate for chat, but since this one is about clearing, I think it is better placed in this forum*

    So, from the title: I work at my uni's Clearing Helpline, which is actually really fun! So I thought I would make an AMA so people can ask questions about Clearing, and generally what it is like to deal with students and their queries, etc etc.

    So ask away!

    Edit: Disclaimer - I am not a god expert on UCAS matters (though I like to think that I have a good knowledge of such things). I am answering these questions based on my own experiences and my training. So, please, don't go quoting me. I don't want to mess up anyone's applications.
    Do you have to deal with a lot of tears?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    They might go for not filling the course if they feel an applicant needs AAA to succeed on the course.
    sure but its a new course and its very differently structured from traditional courses so they wouldnt know what works best as its not been tried
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    (Original post by pooles)
    sure but its a new course and its very differently structured from traditional courses so they wouldnt know what works best as its not been tried
    Or they could be comfortable with not all places being filled or confident there's people with AAA to fill them in clearing
 
 
 
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